Present value of external debt (current US$) - Country Ranking

Definition: Present value of debt is the sum of short-term external debt plus the discounted sum of total debt service payments due on public, publicly guaranteed, and private nonguaranteed long-term external debt over the life of existing loans. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank, International Debt Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Mexico 345,275,000,000.00 2018
2 Russia 241,448,000,000.00 2018
3 Indonesia 217,497,000,000.00 2018
4 China 201,336,000,000.00 2018
5 Brazil 191,895,000,000.00 2018
6 India 176,571,000,000.00 2018
7 Argentina 171,000,000,000.00 2018
8 Turkey 136,458,000,000.00 2018
9 Venezuela 116,811,000,000.00 2018
10 Colombia 88,509,940,000.00 2018
11 South Africa 87,206,320,000.00 2018
12 Egypt 73,920,220,000.00 2018
13 Pakistan 65,115,030,000.00 2018
14 Ukraine 53,793,210,000.00 2018
15 Vietnam 48,576,610,000.00 2018
16 Philippines 46,664,040,000.00 2018
17 Romania 42,184,110,000.00 2018
18 Angola 38,325,760,000.00 2018
19 Ecuador 38,086,800,000.00 2018
20 Lebanon 36,701,810,000.00 2018
21 Sri Lanka 34,395,730,000.00 2018
22 Morocco 33,354,750,000.00 2018
23 Thailand 28,509,280,000.00 2018
24 Bangladesh 27,448,510,000.00 2018
25 Kazakhstan 25,257,030,000.00 2018
26 Peru 24,935,070,000.00 2018
27 Dominican Republic 24,838,910,000.00 2018
28 Tunisia 22,900,620,000.00 2018
29 Belarus 22,734,660,000.00 2018
30 Kenya 21,860,790,000.00 2018
31 Ethiopia 21,853,660,000.00 2018
32 Sudan 20,515,370,000.00 2018
33 Nigeria 18,712,490,000.00 2018
34 Ghana 17,825,360,000.00 2018
35 Jordan 17,579,830,000.00 2018
36 Serbia 16,791,200,000.00 2018
37 Myanmar 14,727,190,000.00 2018
38 Costa Rica 14,596,290,000.00 2018
39 Jamaica 13,909,510,000.00 2018
40 Azerbaijan 13,468,700,000.00 2018
41 Bulgaria 12,281,180,000.00 2018
42 El Salvador 11,990,800,000.00 2018
43 Côte d'Ivoire 11,568,870,000.00 2018
44 Tanzania 10,950,720,000.00 2018
45 Zambia 9,670,120,000.00 2018
46 Mozambique 9,618,766,000.00 2018
47 Bolivia 9,358,931,000.00 2018
48 Guatemala 8,649,476,000.00 2018
49 Senegal 8,175,009,000.00 2018
50 Cameroon 7,836,691,000.00 2018
51 Lao PDR 7,741,752,000.00 2018
52 Mongolia 7,476,463,000.00 2018
53 Uzbekistan 7,066,055,000.00 2018
54 Honduras 6,803,355,000.00 2018
55 Paraguay 6,520,614,000.00 2018
56 Gabon 6,170,698,000.00 2018
57 Georgia 6,059,295,000.00 2018
58 Zimbabwe 5,692,305,000.00 2018
59 Armenia 5,533,276,000.00 2018
60 Yemen 5,480,011,000.00 2018
61 Cambodia 5,449,227,000.00 2018
62 Uganda 5,352,872,000.00 2018
63 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,987,437,000.00 2018
64 Nicaragua 4,925,661,000.00 2018
65 Djibouti 4,837,322,000.00 2018
66 Albania 4,682,186,000.00 2018
67 Syrian Arab Republic 4,104,755,000.00 2018
68 Mauritania 4,095,451,000.00 2018
69 North Macedonia 3,984,667,000.00 2018
70 Dem. Rep. Congo 3,949,250,000.00 2018
71 Congo 3,698,359,000.00 2018
72 Nepal 3,436,657,000.00 2018
73 Kyrgyz Republic 3,382,319,000.00 2018
74 Montenegro 3,107,794,000.00 2018
75 Mali 2,991,843,000.00 2018
76 Somalia 2,871,476,000.00 2018
77 Chad 2,798,872,000.00 2018
78 Tajikistan 2,628,320,000.00 2018
79 Niger 2,180,290,000.00 2018
80 Papua New Guinea 2,177,974,000.00 2018
81 Rwanda 2,159,342,000.00 2018
82 Burkina Faso 2,103,307,000.00 2018
83 Madagascar 2,097,487,000.00 2018
84 Benin 2,057,699,000.00 2018
85 Bhutan 2,003,544,000.00 2018
86 Afghanistan 1,783,123,000.00 2018
87 Cabo Verde 1,544,524,000.00 2018
88 Haiti 1,520,393,000.00 2018
89 Moldova 1,478,520,000.00 2018
90 Algeria 1,456,590,000.00 2018
91 Mauritius 1,428,746,000.00 2018
92 Malawi 1,310,108,000.00 2018
93 Botswana 1,304,520,000.00 2018
94 Belize 1,297,431,000.00 2018
95 Guyana 1,144,615,000.00 2018
96 Togo 964,106,700.00 2018
97 Guinea 829,356,700.00 2018
98 Sierra Leone 787,060,700.00 2018
99 Lesotho 729,292,900.00 2018
100 Fiji 687,501,800.00 2018
101 Iran 632,006,900.00 2018
102 Eritrea 625,220,700.00 2018
103 St. Lucia 549,224,400.00 2018
104 Liberia 530,444,300.00 2018
105 Grenada 487,249,200.00 2018
106 Central African Republic 436,564,600.00 2018
107 The Gambia 427,706,800.00 2018
108 Eswatini 377,579,800.00 2018
109 Samoa 348,143,600.00 2018
110 Burundi 328,394,400.00 2018
111 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 299,733,500.00 2018
112 Dominica 261,244,000.00 2018
113 Guinea-Bissau 245,680,800.00 2018
114 Vanuatu 239,971,200.00 2018
115 São Tomé and Principe 219,749,700.00 2018
116 Turkmenistan 209,205,600.00 2018
117 Tonga 156,356,800.00 2018
118 Timor-Leste 103,837,700.00 2018
119 Comoros 95,332,940.00 2018
120 Solomon Islands 81,026,610.00 2018

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Development Relevance: External indebtedness affects a country's creditworthiness and investor perceptions. Nonreporting countries might have outstanding debt with the World Bank, other international financial institutions, or private creditors. Total debt service is contrasted with countries' ability to obtain foreign exchange through exports of goods, services, primary income, and workers' remittances. Debt ratios are used to assess the sustainability of a country's debt service obligations, but no absolute rules determine what values are too high. Empirical analysis of developing countries' experience and debt service performance shows that debt service difficulties become increasingly likely when the present value of debt reaches 200 percent of exports. Still, what constitutes a sustainable debt burden varies by country. Countries with fast-growing economies and exports are likely to be able to sustain higher debt levels.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data on external debt are gathered through the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS). Long term debt data are compiled using the countries report on public and publicly guaranteed borrowing on a loan-by-loan basis and private non guaranteed borrowing on an aggregate basis. These data are supplemented by information from major multilateral banks and official lending agencies in major creditor countries. Short-term debt data are gathered from the Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS) database, jointly developed by the World Bank and the IMF and from creditors through the reporting systems of the Bank for International Settlements. Debt data are reported in the currency of repayment and compiled and published in U.S. dollars. End-of-period exchange rates are used for the compilation of stock figures (amount of debt outstanding), and projected debt service and annual average exchange rates are used for the flows. Exchange rates are taken from the IMF's International Financial Statistics. Debt repayable in multiple currencies, goods, or services and debt with a provision for maintenance of the value of the currency of repayment are shown at book value.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual